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Summer 2019

July 2—August 1, 2019 with Dr. Elyse Pineau

A 4-week intensive residency featuring weekly, one-on-one tutorials with an Oxford Professor in the student’s chosen research/ professional focus. Students earn 5 credits, designated as University of Oxford, on their official transcript.  All disciplines encouraged to apply by Feb 15. For further information contact Dr. Elyse Pineau


Global Peace Studies in Japan - w/ Dr. Satoshi Toyosaki 

May 13 - May 28, 2019 

This course takes an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to peace studies, specifically related to nuclear technologies/politics, WWII histories (the Pacific Theatre), human and environmental health (radiation effects), war literature, intercultural communication, and international relations. Specifically located in Japan, this global peace studies course visits Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki and includes various museum/facility visits; various lectures; A-bomb survivors’ storytelling; numerous readings and discussions; and some tourist attractions. Japanese language proficiency is NOT required to enroll in this course.  Contact: Learn more:

Spring 2019

The Earth Around You-w/Dr. James Conder

UHON 351(Spring 2019)

Honors, Earth & Environment in Costa Rica: Spend nine days of Spring Break traveling to Costa Rica while fulfilling a science elective with this seminar class.  In the breathtaking setting of Costa Rica you will observe geologic features that shape the landscape and the processes through which they are formed.  Hike on an active volcano, and see and smell the steam and gasses as they emanate from the earth.  Relax in soothing thermal springs while studying the volcano producing them.  Study river features while white water rafting on mountain streams and boating through coastal wetlands.  Learn about resources and sustainability on an organic farm.  Study coastal features while snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean. Sign up for The Earth Around You this Spring. Contact: More here